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Welcome to the Crafts Institute, home of Making, Knitting magazine, Making Jewellery and The Dolls' House magazine. Don't miss out on the latest projects, interviews, articles, techniques, competitions and behind-the-scenes blogs of your favourite craft magazines!

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Packed full of information about your hobby

Love miniatures, making jewellery, knitting or multi-crafting? Our magazines are packed with projects, inspirational features, interviews, techniques, reviews, news, competitions, shopping guides and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packed full of information about your hobby

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Knitting Fever now open 

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Exhibition Knitting Fever by artist Clare Sams is now on at The Minories Gallery, Colchester

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Snowdrops jumper free pattern 

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Beat the January blues with this cute and fluffy jumper by Emma Wright

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Spring K&S Show hosts Knitted Farm competition! 

Wednesday 28 January 2015

This March the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is hosting a Knitted Farm and want you to join in the fun!

Tagged in: knitting competition,knitting event

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Dolls House and Miniatures Fair 

Thursday 22 January 2015

Make sure to visit the first Dolls House and Miniature Fair of 2015 on the 25 January!

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Men's slipper socks 

Friday 12 December 2014

What to get the men in your life for Christmas? Socks every time! Whip up these snuggly slipper socks and slip them under the tree then sit back and relax.

Tagged in: free pattern,knitting patterns,Christams gifts

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Leeds Castle recreated in gingerbread 

Friday 05 December 2014

Get festive this Christmas with the stunning recreation of this Tudor castle in gingerbread.

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Slanted cables scarf 

Monday 01 December 2014

Kick off your Christmas knitting with this free Slanted cables scarf pattern!

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Snowy holly bag charm 

Monday 01 December 2014

Crisp, snow-laden holly leaves sparkle in the winter sun and red berries glisten. That was the inspiration for this bag charm, with its luscious berry reds, festive green holly and ivy leaves, and pristine white beads dangling above a large brass holly leaf. By Linzi Alford

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Christmas charms! 

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Check out The Crafty Beggar for beautiful Christmas charms!

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Free Wilma Witch finger puppet pattern! 

Monday 27 October 2014

Have a spooktacular Halloween with this 'wicked' free finger puppet pattern

Tagged in: Free knitting pattern,Halloween project

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